College Football DFS: Night Slate Week 14

College Football DFS: Night Slate Week 14

This article is part of our College Football DFS: Night Slate series.

The major sites share seven games for Saturday's second slate, so let's first look at what the sportsbooks have to say about  the evening's contests.

LSU (-15) vs. Texas A&M O/U: 64

North Carolina (-10.5) @ NC State O/U: 56

Iowa State (-5) @ Kansas State OU: 44.5

Navy (-9.5) @ Houston O/U: 58.5

Florida (-18) vs. Florida State O/U: 54.5

Utah (-28) vs. Colorado O/U: 49

Oklahoma (-13) @ Oklahoma State O/U: 68.5

BYU (-5.5) @ San Diego State O/U: 39  (FANDUEL ONLY)

I'm actually considering both slates as identical because I'm almost always going to fade a game with an O/U below 40.  BYU/SDSU is off my list. Conversely, the always hotly-contested OU/OKST game is a favorite on the slate. Along with its 68.5 total, both rosters are filled with high-octane talent.  I also have a good feeling about the UF/FSU contest, and I think that a slightly improved offensive scheme under a new coach and positive momentum are going to propel the Seminoles into a much closer game than the line would indicate.

QUARTERBACKS

Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (DK $9,200, FD $12,000) @ Oklahoma State

Hurts' lofty salary is 110 percent worth it, and I've gone to him week after week as the headliner in my builds.  Due to his willingness to go deep and fancy footwork outside the pocket, you're simply not going to find anyone better when Oklahoma is playing. The closest player to Hurts' average is a full 11 FP less, so the salary

The major sites share seven games for Saturday's second slate, so let's first look at what the sportsbooks have to say about  the evening's contests.

LSU (-15) vs. Texas A&M O/U: 64

North Carolina (-10.5) @ NC State O/U: 56

Iowa State (-5) @ Kansas State OU: 44.5

Navy (-9.5) @ Houston O/U: 58.5

Florida (-18) vs. Florida State O/U: 54.5

Utah (-28) vs. Colorado O/U: 49

Oklahoma (-13) @ Oklahoma State O/U: 68.5

BYU (-5.5) @ San Diego State O/U: 39  (FANDUEL ONLY)

I'm actually considering both slates as identical because I'm almost always going to fade a game with an O/U below 40.  BYU/SDSU is off my list. Conversely, the always hotly-contested OU/OKST game is a favorite on the slate. Along with its 68.5 total, both rosters are filled with high-octane talent.  I also have a good feeling about the UF/FSU contest, and I think that a slightly improved offensive scheme under a new coach and positive momentum are going to propel the Seminoles into a much closer game than the line would indicate.

QUARTERBACKS

Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (DK $9,200, FD $12,000) @ Oklahoma State

Hurts' lofty salary is 110 percent worth it, and I've gone to him week after week as the headliner in my builds.  Due to his willingness to go deep and fancy footwork outside the pocket, you're simply not going to find anyone better when Oklahoma is playing. The closest player to Hurts' average is a full 11 FP less, so the salary boost is absolutely warranted.

Malcolm Perry, Navy (DK $8,400, FD $10,800) @ Houston

Perry is one of those diamonds in the rough that you don't typically find in Armed Forces teams, and an elite quarterback is especially rare when you consider the run-pass balance of these offenses. Navy runs the option, and Perry can consistently beat you because he's just as prone to take the run himself rather than dish the ball elsewhere, and when a guy like

Perry is so dangerous in open space, the offensive scheme is very difficult to defend. Teams like Air Force and Georgia Tech have been effective examples in the past, but no one is doing it as well as Perry and the Midshipmen have this season.

Sam Howell, UNC (DK $7,700, FD $9,700) @ NC State

Howell's not a guy that I'd typically endorse, but a look at his past few games definitely made me stop and take a closer look. The freshman's racked up 10 TDs and only one pick over the past three games, and he's averaged close to 300 yards over that span. The Wolfpack are on a five-game slide and are obvious underdogs tonight, and the team's sputtering offense will keep their defense on the field, which ranks 188th against the pass.  

Kyle Trask, Florida (DK $6,500, FD $8,800) vs. Florida State

This is a game I struggle with because the numbers clearly indicate that Florida should run away with this one, but Florida State has looked great since Odell Haggins took over.  Despite that, I am fairly certain in Trask's ability to put up a strong number against the Seminoles. Trask has thrown at least two touchdowns per game for eight straight weeks. He's a true pocket passer so you won't see any rushing stats from him, but the rest of his numbers are excellent.

RUNNING BACKS

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU (DK $7,500, FD $9,900) vs. Texas A&M

I slid past obvious adds like Chuba Hubbard and Zach Moss because I think we can find production that approaches those two elites for a little less. Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies are going to put up a fight, and Joe Burrow will have to use all of his weapons in the first half to put this game away.  I'm confident that Edwards-Helaire will find daylight often enough to put up a value-matching number. Five of his last six games have resulted in 100 or more rushing yards, and he's also been effective as a pass-catcher out of the backfield with 39 total receptions.

Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma (DK $5,700, FD $7,600) @ Oklahoma State

I would possibly diversify my risk if you're also running with Jalen Hurts, but Brooks' numbers are stable even when Hurts pops off for a huge game. In the past three weeks, Brooks' numbers have trended up as well.  His carries have gone up from just five rushes a month ago to 25 carries against TCU in their last game.  

Jamale Carothers, Navy (DK $5,600, FD $7,000) @ Houston

With the bevy of elite teams available, some might find it odd that I'm placing so much faith in Navy, but I'm counting on high production coupled with low ownership - and with Carothers, I'm a fan of his price point as well.  He had some mediocre stat lines in the team's previous two losses, but the sophomore's been a welcome presence in the backfield, and he's effectively supplanted Nelson Smith as the team's lead back.

Patrick Carr, Houston (DK $4,000, FD $7,300) vs. Navy

With the team electing to redshirt Mulbah Car, opportunities have opened up beyond Kyle Porter in the Cougars' backfield, and I think the price is very attractive compared to the potential upside we'll see on Saturday. Navy is stingy against the run, but the team's rushing defense numbers don't hold as much water when you look at their opponents this season.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Ja'Marr Chase, LSU (DK $8,100, FD $9,800) vs. Texas A&M

I gave you a couple of low-priced backs so you could reach up to grab Chase.  The wideout has the highest floor you'll find on the slate, and as I'm sure you're aware, wideout numbers in the college ranks usually carry the most variance. Chase has scored six touchdowns over the past three games and has logged over 1200 receiving yards this season.

Laviska Shenault, Jr, Colorado (DK $6,300, FD $8,200)  @ Utah

If the Buffaloes have any prayer against Utah, Steven Montez will need to find Shenault early and often. Although he's not on pace to repeat his excellent sophomore season, he's still put together a decent campaign, with 52 receptions for 721 yards.  Colorado willlikely be behind in this game and if the Utes usher out their backups on defense, Shenault could amass some good garbage-time output.

Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M (DK $5,100, FD $7,100) @ LSU

Although he competes with a talented Quartney Davis for catches, Ausbon leads the team in both receptions and receiving yards. It's rare to find a team's leading receiver at this price, especially on a team that's 7-4 against a tough SEC schedule.

Brant Kuithe, Utah (DK $4,600, FD $6,100) vs. Colorado

Kuithe's number was called on often in the team's last game versus Arizona, and he actually scored two touchdowns as a rusher. He also caught four passes for 81 yards in the contest. The sophomore tight end could be in line for a larger role after his success last week.

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Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for numerous sports outlets and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
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